Summary: It certainly felt like Autumn yesterday. The thermometer never made it to 50F, except for Lincoln City which had the local high of 53F. Rain showers dotted the area but, as you can see from the stats below, some areas saw substantially heavier precipitation than others. Nothing much for wind; gusts stayed below 15 mph all day. Mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers continued overnight and lows dropped into the low-40s. This morning, it was mostly cloudy with a light east wind and some showers visible on the newly-repaired National Weather Service radar (which had been offline for almost two weeks).
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 6,000’ & 7,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 7 mph/Pressure: 29.94”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/44F/0.34”
Depoe Bay: 49F/42F/0.30”
Forecast: We’re not quite out of the woods yet as a few showers are still possible this morning, albeit general drying is expected by afternoon with some sunshine thrown in for good measure. High today, still cool, at 50-55F. Partly cloudy skies tonight, low around 45F. Tomorrow is predicted to be dry through much of the day but the leading edge of the next storm system begins impacting the Central Coast in the late afternoon with rain likely by dark; the mercury climbs to 55F. Outlook is for rain Saturday through Sunday night, showers Monday, then back to rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps about average during the period as highs reach 55F and lows dip to 45-50F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s damp pavement and 35-40F in the passes; patchy fog and a chance of showers today, high temperature 45-50F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog, a chance of showers, partly sunny, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of showers, light east wind, high 45-50F. For the Cascades, highways have patches of ice and snow this morning, temps 25-30F; a chance of rain and snow showers today, the snow level is 3,000 feet; carry chains or traction tires. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Rough seas are running 14 feet at 14 seconds this morning with light SE winds 5-15 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this afternoon. SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 today, seas subsiding to 10 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, E winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells 9 feet at 12 seconds. The breeze rises to SE 15-20 knots gusting 25 tomorrow with swells just 4-6 feet. Outlook is for southerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30-35 on Saturday, seas building to 12 feet at 11 seconds, S winds 10-15 knots with swells 10 feet on Sunday, and then SW winds 5-10 knots, swells down to 7 feet Monday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, sunbreaks, surf 10-12 feet (moderate).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches today. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf, especially for a couple of hours either side of this afternoon’s high tide. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/17 Thu 07:39 AM 2.70 L
11/17 Thu 01:45 PM 9.68 H
11/17 Thu 08:27 PM -1.49 L
11/18 Fri 03:14 AM 8.15 H
In Short: Possible showers, a short break, then wet and breezy.